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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 are two of the best phones available so far in 2019, but they’re two phones we wouldn’t recommend you buy right now. They have big screens, powerful software and great cameras, making them very tempting, but we recommend holding off. Below we’ll explain why. Buyers have a […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 Right Now is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 are two of the best phones available so far in 2019, but they’re two phones we wouldn’t recommend you buy right now. They have big screens, powerful software and great cameras, making them very tempting, but we recommend holding off. Below we’ll explain why.

Buyers have a lot of phones to choose from right now and even more are on the way. And while there’s always something better coming soon, January and February isn’t a good time to buy a new phone.

That’s because we just started a new year and several amazing phones with the latest cutting edge technology are coming soon. We’re not only talking about the upcoming Galaxy S10 either. There are actually several different reasons we recommend waiting before you buy something today.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Release (Three of them)

If you bought a Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy Note 9 right now no one would blame you, they’re great phones. For every reason the Galaxy S9 is worth buying, upcoming phones have more reasons for you to wait. The biggest one being the inevitable Galaxy S10 release.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will come in at least three different sizes, including one with five cameras total. They’re adding bigger screens to a thinner design with nearly no bezels, so the front is all screen. Plus, this year we’re getting bigger batteries, the latest Android 9 Pie software and stunning camera features.

On February 20th, less than a month away, Samsung will announce a 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite, a 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, and an even bigger and better 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+. These will be the same size as the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, or smaller, thanks to no bezels at the top and the bottom of the phone. The front is all screen, as you can see above.

Read: Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S9: What We Know So Far

If you simply wait a month or so you’ll have the option to buy the latest and greatest phone Samsung has to offer. It’ll be an experience similar to the Galaxy S9, only better in every way. And if you don’t like the camera cutouts inside the screen or the Galaxy S10 is too expensive, once it arrives the Galaxy S9 will see heavy discounts. Either way, you’ll benefit from waiting 1-2 months instead of buying a phone today.

A Flat-screen Galaxy S10 “E” is Coming

Do you hate curved screens on smartphones? All of Samsung’s phones have major curves on the screen, where the display bends over the edge of the device into the frame. It looks great but makes the phones thinner, feel smaller, harder to type on, and more fragile. I love my curved screen, but I know several people that absolutely will not buy one.

We have good news. This year Samsung is releasing three different Galaxy S10 phones, as we said above. One of those has a 5.8-inch flat display like the Galaxy S6, Note 5, or other phones. The sides will NOT be curved, yet it’ll still have tons of amazing features.

Flat-screen Galaxy S10 Lite (E)

The Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy S10E) will arrive on February 20th along with the others, be the most affordable model of the bunch, have a flat screen, yet still pack dual cameras on the back and work great. Wait for it.

The OnePlus 7 is Coming Soon

One of the most exciting smartphones of 2019 will likely be the upcoming OnePlus 7, right behind Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series. OnePlus is quickly becoming a household name, and last year they finally started offering their amazing phones on T-Mobile and with support for Verizon Wireless.

The upcoming OnePlus 7 will give the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S10+ and even the 2019 iPhone all a run for their money. It’ll have a huge screen with no bezels, notches, or cutouts of any kind. It’ll be one of the most powerful and fastest phones on the market, and it’ll be cheaper than ALL of the competition.

Brand new OnePlus 7 concept based on leaks (slides)

Offering premium high-end flagship smartphones for 40-50% cheaper than the other guys is what made them famous, and that’ll continue in 2019 with the OnePlus 7. I’m so excited about this phone, that it might be the first device to peel me away from Samsung in several years.

As you can see, the front is all screen. They’ve put the front-facing camera in the body behind the screen, which slides down when you need to take a selfie. That way you don’t have a notch or a cutout in the screen. It’s a unique approach we’ve seen a few times, but never in a device coming to the United States for what’s likely around $600 or less. Here’s everything we know about it.

5G is Almost Here

The future of wireless communications, technology, and gadgets is 5G. These days we use 4G LTE to browse the web, watch videos, and experience games, VR, apps and more on our mobile devices. It’s how fast the internet delivers those experiences to our phones, tablets, TVs and more. That said, in 2019 something faster is coming, which is 5G.

While the OnePlus 7 and the regular Galaxy S10 probably won’t have 5G, specific models of those phones will. We’re expecting 5G devices from Samsung, OnePlus, Motorola, LG and probably a few others by the end of the year. I don’t think anyone should wait and pass up the Galaxy S9 or even the Galaxy S10 specifically for 5G, but it is something to consider.

If you’re looking for the biggest, best, fastest and are considering the Galaxy Note 9, you might want to wait a few more months to see how realistic 5G in a phone will be this year. It’s just a thought.

LG G8, iPhone 11 & More

As we said earlier, there are several great smartphones coming in 2019. Whether that’s the latest device from LG, a new Motorola phone with attachable MotoMods that enhance functionality, or even the iPhone 11. You’ll have several amazing choices later this year if you wait just a little bit.

It’s a brand new year with new products, technology, services, software and features. A lot of new stuff is coming. Things you may or may not want to wait for and enjoy.

Basically, don’t buy the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9 right now. If you already held off 10 months or even 5 months on the Note 9, what’s wrong with waiting a little longer? Wait to see what every other company is working on in 2019 before you make up your mind and get stuck into a phone that’s already almost a year old.

Don’t get me wrong, the Galaxy S9 is an amazing phone and what I use daily, but this late it’s worth waiting instead of buying one today.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Problems & Fixes https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9-android-pie-problems-fixes/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9-android-pie-problems-fixes/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:50:54 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=455919 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Problems & Fixes is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Android Pie update brings some positive changes to the flagship device, but it’s also brought problems to some users. The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update went through a short beta where owners of select models helped Samsung find bugs and performance issues ahead of the official release. Samsung’s beta […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Problems & Fixes is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Android Pie update brings some positive changes to the flagship device, but it’s also brought problems to some users.

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update went through a short beta where owners of select models helped Samsung find bugs and performance issues ahead of the official release.

Samsung’s beta helped squash numerous issues, but problems have unsurprisingly slipped into the final version that’s rolling out in several regions right now.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is rolling out in several regions with more updates expected in January, February, and March. As the roll out grows, we expect the list of Android Pie related issues to grow as well.

With that in mind we want to take a look at the early list of Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie problems.

We’ll also take you through some ways to avoid Android Pie problems, provide you with some resources that could help you fix performance issues, and give you a look at what you can expect from Samsung and its partners in the months ahead.

Prepare for Android Pie

You can’t predict exactly how Android Pie will impact your device’s performance. And that’s precisely why you’ll want to prepare your device for the move from Android Oreo to Android Pie.

If you’re still waiting for your Android Pie update, use this time to wisely. If your update just arrived, spend 30 minutes or so making sure everything is in order before you tap install.

We’ve put together a list of tips that will help you prepare for Android Pie. These are the steps we take before we install a new version of Android on our devices.

A little prep work will go a long way toward preventing Android Pie problems.

Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Problems

Galaxy Note 9 users are complaining about numerous issues with the software. Some of these issues are new, some have carried over from Android Oreo.

The current list of Galaxy Note 9 problems includes some of the most common Android issues, issues that popup after every single Android release.

We’re hearing about abnormal battery drain, lag, lockups, freezes, issues with first and third-party applications, Bixby problems, connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,) problems, data issues, installation problems, and voice quality problems.

The good news is that we haven’t heard about any widespread issues impacting the majority of Galaxy Note 9 users. The roll out is still young, but that’s a great sign moving forward.

Where to Find Feedback

If you’re still waiting for Android Pie make sure you keep an eye on feedback from Galaxy Note 9 users running Android Pie and the One UI. This feedback will keep you informed about the issues plaguing your version of Android Pie update.

We’ve put together a guide that will take you through the reasons to, and not to, install the Android Pie update right away. It’s a great starting point for who want feedback.

You should also keep an eye on XDA-Developers and Android Central Forums for feedback about the update and its various issues.

If you’re in the United States, you’ll also want to keep your eyes on official carrier forums like AT&T’sVerizon’sSprint’s and T-Mobile’s once those updates start rolling out.

You’ll also want to monitor the Galaxy Note 9 Reddit and social media sites like Twitter for additional feedback about the update’s performance.

How to Fix Galaxy Note 9 Pie Problems

Some problems will require a fix from Samsung or your carriers, others should be able to fix on your own in minutes.

If you run into an issue while running Android Pie, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common Galaxy Note 9 problems. It’ll guide you through issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.

Our guide to fixing Galaxy Note 9 battery life issues will help you fix battery drain problems if you start noticing issues after the Android Pie update.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, make sure you check out the XDA-Developers Galaxy Note 9 forums, the Android Central Galaxy Note 9 Forums, or your carrier support forum (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc).

You can also get in touch with Samsung or your provider on social media sites like Twitter. Samsung’s also got a customer support line.

What’s Next

Samsung will inevitably roll out bug fixes for Android Pie problems but it could take weeks as the company’s still focused on getting the operating system out to Galaxy Note 9 users worldwide.

Samsung will continue to push out monthly security patches to the Galaxy Note 9 and there’s a very good chance the company includes bug fixes for issues inside those updates.

Carriers like Rogers, Fido, and Telus in Canada and Vodafone in Australia like to keep their customers informed about upcoming software updates.

If your carrier provides an Android update schedule, keep an eye on it for updates as we push into 2019.

4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie & 10 Reasons You Should

Install Android Pie for Improved Security

Install Android Pie for Improved Security

If you want to protect the data stored on your Galaxy Note 9 you'll probably want to install Android Pie soon after it arrives. 

Samsung continues to push important security patches to the Galaxy Note 9 and the Android Pie update brings the latest security patches from Samsung and Google. 

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update delivers the company's January security updates and we expect upcoming releases to come with additional updates. 

If you're interested in the changes, you can read more about them over on Samsung's website

If you failed to download a previous software update, you'll get the patches and fixes from updates you skipped when you install Android Pie on your device. 

Android Pie also comes with additional security enhancements including Lockdown Mode which is located in your security settings. 

When you enable the Lockdown option via your settings you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that prying eyes can't use them to access your phone. 

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4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie & 10 Reasons You Should https://www.gottabemobile.com/4-reasons-not-to-install-galaxy-note-9-pie-9-reasons-you-should/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/4-reasons-not-to-install-galaxy-note-9-pie-9-reasons-you-should/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:44:31 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=455732 4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie & 10 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Android Pie update could have a significant impact on your Galaxy Note 9’s performance. While many of you should install the update as soon as it arrives, others are better off waiting a few hours, a few days, or longer before moving from Android Oreo to Android 9.0 and Samsung’s new One UI. Samsung […]

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4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie & 10 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Android Pie update could have a significant impact on your Galaxy Note 9’s performance. While many of you should install the update as soon as it arrives, others are better off waiting a few hours, a few days, or longer before moving from Android Oreo to Android 9.0 and Samsung’s new One UI.

Samsung promised to fire up the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie roll out in January and the company kept its promise. The Galaxy Note 9 Pie update is rolling out right now though it’s currently limited to a few regions around the world.

Right now, the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is pushing out to Galaxy Note 9 users in Germany, South Korea, and India. While limited, we expect the update to hit other devices in other regions in the near future as the company ramps up the roll out ahead of the Galaxy S10 launch.

If you installed the Galaxy Note 9 Pie beta or have been following the update to the official release, you know that it’s a major upgrade for the company’s flagship.

The biggest change on board is Samsung’s new One UI (user interface) which changes the look and feel of the software formally known as Samsung Experience and TouchWiz. One UI brings a new Night Mode and many other changes.

Other features on board Android Pie include a new Dolby Atmos gaming option, a floating keyboard, new emoji characters, security enhancements, and more.

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is a sizable download. When the update arrives for your device you’re probably looking at a 1.5-2GB download.

Android Pie comes with some big changes and it could have a huge impact on your Galaxy Note 9’s performance. While some of you will likely see improvements, others will see bugs and performance issues.

Galaxy Note 9 Pie problems are starting to popup as we push away from the release date. Galaxy Note 9 users are complaining about lag, weird battery drain, connectivity issues, issues with first and third-party apps, crashes, installation issues, and more.

There are plenty of reasons to install Android Pie and the One UI when they arrive for your Galaxy Note 9. That said, there are also some reasons to hold off, at least temporarily.

This guide will take you through the best reasons to, and not to, install the Galaxy Note 9 Android 9.0 Pie update right now.

Install Android Pie for Improved Security

Install Android Pie for Improved Security

If you want to protect the data stored on your Galaxy Note 9 you'll probably want to install Android Pie soon after it arrives. 

Samsung continues to push important security patches to the Galaxy Note 9 and the Android Pie update brings the latest security patches from Samsung and Google. 

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update delivers the company's January security updates and we expect upcoming releases to come with additional updates. 

If you're interested in the changes, you can read more about them over on Samsung's website

If you failed to download a previous software update, you'll get the patches and fixes from updates you skipped when you install Android Pie on your device. 

Android Pie also comes with additional security enhancements including Lockdown Mode which is located in your security settings. 

When you enable the Lockdown option via your settings you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that prying eyes can't use them to access your phone. 

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5 Reasons to Buy the Galaxy Note 9 & 3 Reasons to Wait https://www.gottabemobile.com/6-reasons-to-buy-the-galaxy-note-9-4-reasons-to-wait/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/6-reasons-to-buy-the-galaxy-note-9-4-reasons-to-wait/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:31:37 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=430422 5 Reasons to Buy the Galaxy Note 9 & 3 Reasons to Wait is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

This guide will take you through some reasons why you should, and shouldn’t, buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in 2019. If you’re hunting for a new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 should be on your shopping list. The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are cheaper than they […]

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5 Reasons to Buy the Galaxy Note 9 & 3 Reasons to Wait is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

This guide will take you through some reasons why you should, and shouldn’t, buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in 2019.

If you’re hunting for a new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 should be on your shopping list.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are cheaper than they once were and they’ve been upgraded to Samsung’s version of Android Oreo. All three are getting upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie.

These Galaxy devices and others, like Samsung’s Galaxy S7, should have your attention, but you’ll also want to add another Galaxy device to your shopping list. Perhaps even to the top of it.

The Galaxy Note 9 is a powerhouse. Samsung’s new entry in the long-running Galaxy Note series comes with a long list of upgrades including a brand new S Pen stylus, a huge high-resolution display, a high-performance processor from Qualcomm, tons of storage space, and a massive battery.

The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t cheap, but it’s certainly worth investigating if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone you can hold onto for multiple years.

With the trade-in offers live and the Galaxy S10 launch getting closer, many people are trying to decide if they should buy the Galaxy Note 9 now or wait a few more days, or weeks, before making a decision.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to buy and the best reasons to wait.

Buy If You Want the Best Software Support

Buy If You Want the Best Software Support

If you plan on keeping your next phone for several years, consider buying the Galaxy Note 9. 

Samsung didn't advertise this on stage during the Galaxy S9 launch event and it didn't talk about it during the Galaxy Note 9 event either, but these devices should receive at least two years of major Android OS upgrades with bug fixes and security updates mixed in.  

While you might be tempted to skip the Galaxy Note 9 and go with a cheaper alternative like the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S7, software support for those devices will come to an end much faster.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's hardware upgrades ensures the device will get feature-rich versions of Samsung's upgrades for several years to come. Samsung's Android updates for older phones are often limited by their aging hardware. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was one of the first Galaxy devices to run Android 8.1 Oreo, a newer version of Oreo, and it's now one of the first Galaxy devices running Samsung's Android 9.0 Pie update and One UI. The update is rolling out slowly but it should arrive for most devices this spring. It's also running Samsung's Bixby 2.0 assistant.

Bixby 2.0 comes with improvements to the AI's accuracy, an improved SDK, better support for third-party applications. As of right now you can use Bixby to launch third party apps, but you can't do much else.

Bixby 2.0 will eventually make it onto other devices, but you'll likely have to wait for Samsung to issue it with a major software update.

If you plan on keeping your next phone for several years and you think you might want the latest features, fixes, and patches without having to install custom software, think about going with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 over an older Galaxy phone. 

5 Reasons to Buy the Galaxy Note 9 & 3 Reasons to Wait is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

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Samsung Galaxy Android Pie Update Info (2019) https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-galaxy-android-pie-update-info-2019/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-galaxy-android-pie-update-info-2019/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:17:57 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=440576 Samsung Galaxy Android Pie Update Info (2019) is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Now that Android 9.0 Pie is rolling out to select Galaxy models around the world we want to give Samsung Galaxy owners a look at what we know, and think we know, about the company’s plans for 2019 and beyond. Android P is officially called Android 9.0 Pie and it’s available for Google Pixel devices (Pixel, Pixel […]

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Samsung Galaxy Android Pie Update Info (2019) is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Now that Android 9.0 Pie is rolling out to select Galaxy models around the world we want to give Samsung Galaxy owners a look at what we know, and think we know, about the company’s plans for 2019 and beyond.

Android P is officially called Android 9.0 Pie and it’s available for Google Pixel devices (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL) and devices from select Android OEM’s.

With Android 9.0 Pie official and the Android Oreo roll out slowing down, owners of Samsung’s Galaxy-branded phones and tablets are starting to wonder about the future.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed every Galaxy Android 9.0 Pie update, but thanks to early announcements, rumors and leaks, we can start to piece together its plans for Galaxy phones and tablets.

In this guide we’re going to take you through what you should know about Android Pie if you own a Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, or another Galaxy device.

Let’s start with a few things you should know about the immediate future.

Android 8.1 Oreo

Android Pie is an exciting update, but it’ll take months for Samsung to roll out Android 9.0 updates for all Galaxy devices. In fact, the company is still focused on getting Android Oreo out to devices lingering on Android Nougat.

Samsung started with the Galaxy S8, but the Android Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 has started to spread to flagships and most mid-range devices.

In late 2018, the company ditched Android 8.0 Oreo in favor of Android 8.1 Oreo, a newer version of the operating system.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the company’s new flagship, is running Android 8.1 Oreo. The Galaxy Note 9 is joined by the Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5, two newer tablets that also run the Android 8.1 Oreo update out of the box.

The Android 8.1 update has also spread to mid-range devices like the Galaxy J7 series and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series. We expect more devices to move from Android Nougat to Android 8.1 Oreo in early 2019.

Devices running Android 8.0 Oreo probably won’t get upgraded to Android 8.1. Instead, we expect Samsung to move eligible devices from Android 8.0 to Android 9.0 Pie.

Samsung Galaxy January Update

Samsung continues to roll out monthly security updates and the latest update, based on Android Oreo, delivers fixes for three critical vulnerabilities and four fixes for Samsung’s own Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

The company’s January security update is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 with Android Pie. It’s also rolling out to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A8s and Galaxy S7 in select regions though the updates are based on Android Oreo.

We expect the patches to hit other flagships and mid-range devices over the course of the month. For more on the contents of Samsung’s security patches, have a look at Samsung’s security bulletin.

Samsung’s put together a list of devices getting monthly and quarterly security updates. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have removed from the list. So have the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

As we push toward the full blown release of Android Pie, here are the devices set to get security updates for the foreseeable future.

Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S series (S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active)
  • Galaxy Note series (Note 9, Note 8)
  • Galaxy A series (A5 (2016), A5 (2017), A8 (2018))

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A6 (2018), Galaxy A6+ (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star
  • Galaxy J2 (2018)), Galaxy J2 Core (2018)
  • Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top
  • Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7+ (2017)
  • Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
  • Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab E (8.0) Refresh, Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S8 Lite

If you get an update in January, chances are it’s a security update rather than a new version of Android Oreo or Android Pie.

Samsung Galaxy Android Pie: What’s New

Thanks to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 Pie updates we have our official look at Samsung’s version of Android 9.0 which includes a new user interface dubbed One UI. It looks a lot different than Samsung’s previous iterations.

The UI was formerly known as Samsung Experience and TouchWiz and most devices are currently running Samsung Experience 9.5 or Experience 9.0.

Highlights from Android 9.0 Pie and the One UI include:

  • Night Mode
  • Unicode 11.0
  • New card style UI with curved edges.
  • Redesigned Quick Settings with rounded buttons.
  • Updated lock screen w/ a new clock design.
  • Improvements to the Samsung Dialer.
  • Improvements to Always on Display
  • Revamped Samsung Messages.
  • Bixby Home UI changes including curved borders.
  • Floating keyboard.
  • Lift to wake.

The Galaxy S9’s Android Pie update brings the Galaxy Note 9’s Scene Optimizer for the camera which automatically enhances colors to fit the photo’s environment.

It also delivers the Galaxy Note 9’s Flaw Detection feature. If you’re unfamiliar, the Galaxy Note 9’s software detects flaws like blurriness, blinking, and smudges in your photos.

There’s chatter about features from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 making it to older devices like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

The Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly get a feature where a space is automatically added after a number when swipe to type is being used.

For more, take a look at our guides covering the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S7 Android Pie updates.

These Galaxy Devices Will Get Android Pie

Samsung typically keeps devices updated with major Android software updates for two years. Samsung could alter this policy for Android Pie, but it hasn’t confirmed anything yet.

If it sticks to this protocol, here are the devices that will almost certainly make the move from Android Oreo to Android Pie in 2019:

Many of these updates have been confirmed via official Samsung Android Pie roadmaps.

Devices like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that have received two major software updates (Nougat, Oreo), are currently on the fence when it comes to Android Pie. They aren’t included on Samsung’s official Android Pie roadmaps.

Older devices like that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 probably won’t get upgraded to Android Pie. Neither device has received an upgrade to Android Oreo.

These Galaxy Devices Might Not Get Android Pie

As for the rest of Samsung’s lineup, here are a few devices that might not make the move from Android Oreo to Android Pie in 2019:

Again, Samsung typically provides two major Android updates before killing off support. It could make some major changes with Android Pie, but nothing is confirmed.

Samsung Galaxy Android Pie Beta

While OEMs like Sony partnered with Google and Qualcomm to offer an early preview of Android Pie, Samsung wasn’t part of this early beta program.

The list of supported phones included Google Pixel/XL, Google Pixel 2/XL, OnePlus 6, Essential PH-1, Sony Xperia XZ2, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the Vivo X21/UD.

Samsung wasn’t part of Google’s Android Pie beta program, but the company released its own Android 9.0 beta for select Galaxy devices.

At one point the Android Pie beta was limited to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, but Samsung’s launched an Android Pie beta for Galaxy Note 8 users in South Korea and India.

The company’s also launched a Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in India. We expect it to expand soon.

Samsung Galaxy Android Pie Release Date

If you own a Galaxy phone or tablet that’s relatively new, you’ll likely get Android Pie in 2019.

At its annual developer conference Samsung confirmed plans to release Android Pie for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 in January, 2019 with other devices to follow.

The company’s already pushed Android Pie to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models in select regions, but the full blown release will likely take place later on this month.

Samsung has pulled the Android Pie update out of beta for the Galaxy S9 and the official version is rolling out in several regions including:

  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Samsung has also released Android Pie for the Galaxy Note 9 and it’s available in Germany, India, South Korea, the UAE, and a few other regions ahead of a wider release.

Samsung Turkey says that it plans to push the update out on February 1st though it’s likely a placeholder date.

The Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 have been certified with Android Pie, but according to Samsung’s roadmaps, the devices will get Android Pie in February or March.

Samsung’s also started testing Android Pie on the Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A7 (2018) has been spotted on Geekbench running the Android Pie update. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A9 (2018) have also been certified with Android Pie

These appearances doesn’t mean that these updates will roll out in January, but this early testing means the update could arrive for cheaper devices fairly early on in 2019.

Here’s how Samsung’s official Android Pie release date breakdown looks:

  • Galaxy S9 – January, 2019
  • Galaxy S9+ – January, 2019
  • Galaxy Note 9 – January/February, 2019
  • Galaxy S8 – February/March, 2019
  • Galaxy S8+ – February/March, 2019
  • Galaxy Note 8 – February/March, 2019
  • Galaxy A8 (2018) – April, 2019
  • Galaxy A8+ (2018) – April, 2019
  • Galaxy A7 (2018) – April, 2019
  • Galaxy A9 (2018) – April, 2019
  • Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 – April, 2019
  • Galaxy J4 – May, 2019
  • Galaxy J4+ – May, 2019
  • Galaxy J6 – May, 2019
  • Galaxy J6+ – May, 2019
  • Galaxy A8 Star – May, 2019
  • Galaxy J7 (2017) – July, 2019
  • Galaxy J7 Duo – August, 2019
  • Galaxy Xcover 4 – September, 2019
  • Galaxy J3 (2017) – September, 2019
  • Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 – September, 2019
  • Galaxy Tab A (2017) – October, 2019
  • Galaxy Tab Active 2 – October, 2019
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 – October, 2019

These are all target dates and are subject to change based on internal testing.

4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy S9 Pie & 11 Reasons You Should

Install Pie for Better Security

Install Pie for Better Security

If you value your security you should think about installing the Galaxy S9 Oreo update soon after it arrives for your phone. 

Samsung continues to push important security patches for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ and your Android Pie update will bring the latest patches from Samsung, and Google, to your phone. 

The Galaxy S9 Android Pie update delivers the company's latest security updates and we expect upcoming releases to come with newer security patches.

If you're curious about Samsung's security updates, you can read more about the changes on Samsung's website

If you failed to download an older security update from another month, you'll get those patches when you go to install Android Pie on your Galaxy S9 for the first time. 

The Android Pie update also comes with additional security enhancements including Lockdown Mode which is located in your security settings. 

If you enable the Lockdown option via your settings you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that prying eyes can't use them to access your device. 

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10 Things to Do Before Installing Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie https://www.gottabemobile.com/10-things-to-do-before-installing-galaxy-note-9-android-pie/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/10-things-to-do-before-installing-galaxy-note-9-android-pie/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:04:57 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=455818 10 Things to Do Before Installing Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you’re still waiting for your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update, use this time wisely and prepare yourself, and your device, for the move. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is starting to roll out and the new software has landed for models in select regions around the world. The Galaxy […]

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10 Things to Do Before Installing Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you’re still waiting for your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update, use this time wisely and prepare yourself, and your device, for the move.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is starting to roll out and the new software has landed for models in select regions around the world.

The Galaxy Note 9 Pie roll out is still limited, but we expect it to pickup the pace as we push into late January and the month of February.

With the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update set to expand in new regions, now is a great time to start preparing for your move to Android Pie and Samsung’s new One UI. Android Pie is a huge update with lots of changes. There’s also potential for trouble.

The Galaxy Note 9 Pie update went through a public beta and extensive testing behind the scenes but problems have slipped into the final version.

There’s no way to predict exactly how the update will impact your phone so you’ll want to spend some time preparing for its arrival. A little prep work can go a long way toward preventing issues and headaches.

In this guide we’ll take you through some steps to take before you install the Android Pie update on your Galaxy Note 9. These are the steps we typically take before we install major software updates.

Backup Your Files

Backup Your Files

If you don't have a ton of time to devote to the pre-installation process this is the one step you absolutely must take before you install Android Pie on your Galaxy Note 9. 

While the data you store on your Galaxy Note 9 should backup automatically, you'll still want to make sure everything is in order before you move from Android Oreo to Android Pie. 

If you're all backed up, you're close to hitting install. If you haven't, make sure you get everything ready via Samsung's Smart Switch application.

Smart Switch backs up your Galaxy Note 9's SMS messages, Settings, home screen Settings, call logs, applications, photos, videos, documents, and more. It's the easiest way to backup your data. 

You can also use Samsung Cloud though you only get a small amount of free storage. If you store a ton of files on your Galaxy Note 9, you'll have to pay extra for additional storage. 

You can find Samsung Cloud in your Note 9's settings. If you don't have a Samsung account you'll need to create one in order to use it. 

If you prefer to avoid a first-party solution, there are some excellent third-party apps on the Google Play Store. Super Backup & Restore is still one of our favorites.

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Best Galaxy Note 9 Wireless Charging Pads https://www.gottabemobile.com/best-wireless-charging-pads-for-galaxy-note-9/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/best-wireless-charging-pads-for-galaxy-note-9/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:26:35 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=447223 Best Galaxy Note 9 Wireless Charging Pads is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best wireless charging pads for the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung’s big phone has lots of neat features, and wireless charging is one of our favorites. Here’s how it works and why you’ll want one. There are multiple different Galaxy Note 9 wireless charging pads, stands, or mounts you can buy. Whether that’s an official […]

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Best Galaxy Note 9 Wireless Charging Pads is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best wireless charging pads for the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung’s big phone has lots of neat features, and wireless charging is one of our favorites. Here’s how it works and why you’ll want one.

There are multiple different Galaxy Note 9 wireless charging pads, stands, or mounts you can buy. Whether that’s an official Samsung accessory or a popular brand on Amazon. We have fast wireless chargers, or even portable wireless charging pads so you can leave your cables at home.

With a wireless charger, you can drop your phone on a pad or stand, without plugging it in, and it’ll recharge. Plus, the Galaxy Note 9 supports 10w fast wireless charging so it’s almost just as fast as the wall plug. You’ll want to read the slideshow below to ensure you get the right charging pad with these speeds.

If you want a wireless charger you’ll be happy to know we’ve found some as cheap as $9.99. Then, faster chargers or pads with multiple charging coils cost a few dollars more. Or, for the best and fastest charge, you can spend around $35-60 to get one made by Samsung themselves.

Read: 19 Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Cases

While wireless charging is convenient, it’s not as fast as the wall plug that comes in the box. Thankfully, the Galaxy Note 9 supports “fast wireless charging” that draws 10-15 watts of power instead of just 5-7 watts. As an example, the iPhone Xs does 7w wireless charging, which is why it’s a lot slower than Samsung’s wireless charging technology.

In closing, if you want these fast wireless charging speeds on the Galaxy Note 9 you need a few things. Buy a fast wireless charger from our slideshow, and use the wall plug and cable that came in the box with your phone. It supplies the required power for “fast” wireless charging. So, buy one below and enjoy your phone to the fullest.

Samsung Wireless Charger Pad (2018)

Samsung Wireless Charger Pad (2018)

Our first recommendation is the official Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Pad for 2018. This is the same 10w fast charging pad Samsung's offered for several years, only now it'll recharge any Samsung smartwatch too. 

Basically, this is a simple and cheap wireless charging pad for your Galaxy Note 9 or the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. The older pads only work with phones and Qi devices, not watches. 

This charging pad has a built-in fan to keep things cool and charging speeds fast, and even works with the iPhone X or Xs/Max if you have friends on the other side. It's expensive, but it's the newest charger from Samsung. 

Buy it Now for $59.99

If you don't plan on getting a smartwatch, you can find Samsung's older fast charging pad on Amazon for $24. They'll do the same thing for less money. 

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19 Best Galaxy Note 9 Cases https://www.gottabemobile.com/best-samsung-galaxy-note-9-cases/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/best-samsung-galaxy-note-9-cases/#respond Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:38:38 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=446871 19 Best Galaxy Note 9 Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best Galaxy Note 9 cases to keep your new phone safe. With a massive screen, curved edges, and glass covering both the front and the back, you’ll absolutely want a case. We love the Spigen Galaxy Note 9 Liquid Air case, but that’s just one of many great options we’ll recommend below. While […]

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These are the best Galaxy Note 9 cases to keep your new phone safe. With a massive screen, curved edges, and glass covering both the front and the back, you’ll absolutely want a case. We love the Spigen Galaxy Note 9 Liquid Air case, but that’s just one of many great options we’ll recommend below.

While our video below gives you a good look at the rugged Tech21 Galaxy Note 9 case, the slideshow at the end of the page shares an additional 18 top Galaxy Note 9 cases to buy. We have cheap cases, wallet cases, ultra-thin options, kickstands or heavy-duty protection. Some cost under $10 too, which is better than paying $200+ to fix a broken screen. Buy one today!

First off, while we recommend investing in a quality case from Samsung or a popular brand like Speck, even a cheap $10 TPU case is better than nothing. Then, if you don’t want to cover the premium Galaxy Note 9 design or new colors, just get a clear case.

Remember, this is a big heavy phone. A case will help prevent damage or scratches to the dual cameras on the back, keep that 6.4-inch screen safe from life’s daily hazards, and make the phone easier to hold.

Our slideshow below has great Galaxy Note 9 cases from Spigen, Otterbox, Tech21, Speck, UAG, Samsung, and even wood cases. And if you just got the Note 9, before you go, take a peek at these 40 Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor Case

Spigen Liquid Air Armor Case

The first case on our roundup comes from a brand millions of people know, use, and trust -- Spigen. 

Spigen's Liquid Air Armor is one of my favorite cases from the company and is quickly becoming more popular than the Spigen Rugged Armor case. With the Liquid Air Armor, you're getting an extremely rugged and durable case that's also very thin. Two things that usually don't go together. 

The Spigen Liquid Air Armor is made entirely from a slim form-fitting TPU material that's shock and drop resistant. They add a geometric pattern on the back to improve your grip, and to cut down on visible fingerprints. Two important things for Note 9 users. 

Most cases from Spigen (like this one) use an "air cushion" technology that puts little gaps in the corners of the case. This prevents damage from drops or accidents, and gives them a military-grade rating against life's daily hazards. This is an awesome and affordable case. 

Buy it Now on Amazon for $11.99

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Samsung Premium Care Warranty: Is It Worth It? https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-premium-care-warranty-vs-insurance/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/samsung-premium-care-warranty-vs-insurance/#respond Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:52:19 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=448387 Samsung Premium Care Warranty: Is It Worth It? is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

In this guide we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Samsung Premium Care warranty for your Galaxy S8, S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and more. Then, compare it to carrier insurance and alternatives like Squaretrade. If you’re asking yourself, “Is Samsung Premium Care worth it?” or “should I get smartphone insurance?” […]

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In this guide we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Samsung Premium Care warranty for your Galaxy S8, S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and more. Then, compare it to carrier insurance and alternatives like Squaretrade. If you’re asking yourself, “Is Samsung Premium Care worth it?” or “should I get smartphone insurance?” the answer is yes.

Read: Galaxy Note 9 Warranty: What to Know

If you’re looking for damage or accident insurance for your Galaxy phone we’ve done the hard work for you. Below we’ll briefly explain the benefits of Premium Care then compare it to the competition.

Every new Galaxy phone comes with one month of Premium Care for free. However, once that ends it automatically cancels unless you agree to pay $11.99 a month for protection. It’s like insurance but has a whole lot more to offer. Originally, your phone has a standard limited 1-year warranty. Samsung Premium Care extends that to 2-years and gives you tons of additional benefits.

Premium Care comes with same-day screen repairs, hand-delivered replacements in some cases, not to mention a low deductible and at home tech support visits. Basically covering any and all situations. In my opinion, Premium Care is totally worth it.

Samsung Premium Care vs Insurance Plans

When it comes to buying smartphone insurance or an extended warranty there are multiple things you’ll want to consider. Some of those include how many replacement devices can you get per year, does the plan cover loss or theft, and remember to pay close attention to the deductible.

Insurance ProviderCostDeductible# of ReplacementsOther Details
Samsung Premium Care$11.99 per month or $288/2 years$99Up to 3 replacements per yearNo coverage for loss or theft
Verizon (Asurion)$11 per month or $264/2 years$199Up to 2 replacements per yearCovers loss or theft
T-Mobile$10 per month or more$275Up to 2 replacements per yearCovers loss or theft
AT&T (Asurion or CNA)$9-11 per month or $216/2 years$225Up to 2 replacements per yearCovers loss or theft
Sprint$17 per month or $408/2 years$250Up to 2 replacements per yearCovers loss or theft, plus 25GB backup service
SquareTrade$129 for 2 years$99Only 1 replacement per yearNo coverage for loss or theft
Geek Squad $11 per month or $264/2 years$150Only 1 replacement per yearCovers loss or theft (and transferable)

As you can see above Samsung’s Premium Care is one of the most affordable. While almost every insurance plan costs nearly the same each month, the deductible can vary substantially. That’s how much you have to spend (out of pocket) to actually get a replacement.

If you shatter the screen on your Galaxy Note 9 and have Premium Care you’ll spend $12 that month to have insurance, and then only $99 to get your phone replaced in less than one day. That’s $111 to get your phone back up and running in just a few hours.

Keep in mind that not every city has same-day repairs. And if they don’t, Samsung will overnight deliver your replacement. So you only have to deal with a cracked screen or no phone for about a day, at the most.

However, that same screen replacement has a $275 deductible at carriers like T-Mobile and around $200 with AT&T or Sprint. Plus, with carriers, you mail your phone away and wait for a replacement, which no one wants to do. Our phones are an invaluable tool we don’t want to go without for 3-4 days, if not longer.

That said, carriers offer replacements for loss or theft. So if you break your phone Samsung’s Premium Care is affordable, but if you lose it, insurance is a better option.

Read: 19 Best Galaxy Note 9 Cases

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that SquareTrade is a pretty good option too. It’s cheap, has an affordable $99 out of pocket price, although they only allow one replacement per year. If you have a lot of accidents, we recommend Samsung Premium Care.

Premium Care Quick Review

I recently shattered my Galaxy S9+ on a Monday morning while running at the park. It fell out of my pocket at full speed, somehow, and was toast. Sadness. Luckily, I have Samsung Premium Care, and the company quickly took care of the problem and I got a new phone delivered by Tuesday afternoon. Seriously, the turnaround was just one day.

You can use the Samsung+ app on your phone to file a claim, go to premiumcareclaims.com or call 1-866-371-9501 any day of the week to get started. They’re open from 9AM to 9PM EST. Make sure you call before 2PM EST if you want same-day shipping, otherwise it’ll go out next business day.

Samsung quickly took my information, approved the claim, and shipped an identical replacement device within 55 minutes of the accident. It was still usable, surprisingly, so I just used my phone lightly that night until the new one arrived the very next morning. I paid $99, went to sleep, and I was back up and running in no time. The phone literally looks brand new.

You can use Samsung SmartSwitch to instantly transfer everything from the broken phone to a new one. Fast, easy and painless. Plus, Samsung provides a return label and package for you to easily send your damaged phone back to them. Honestly, this was the easiest replacement I’ve ever dealt with, and made me thankful I signed up for Premium Care. I don’t have a single complaint.

Other Details

In closing, keep in mind that most carriers actually offer a few different tier levels for protection. So while you can get a cheaper plan from Sprint, it’s not as useful. Or, you can get insurance from Best Buy’s Geek Squad for only 7.99 a month without loss or theft coverage, or $11 a month with it.

And while you can find great options like Verizon Total Mobile Protection, that’s not an option for everyone. Plus, it’ll no longer be water-resistant, and I worry about those cheap $29 replacement screens being the same quality as a Samsung repair.

Basically, at the end of the day, you’ll just want to pay attention to the little details, the fine print, and know exactly what you want or need.

If you’re not worried about loss or theft, go with Samsung Premium Care or Geek Squad. If you’re looking to get insurance from a carrier Verizon has the best price out of the major four, especially now that they offer $29 screen replacements.

In closing, I have and use Samsung Premium Care. They’ll hand-deliver a replacement phone depending on where you live, backup your damaged phone, and restore everything to the new one. Premium Care saved the day for me twice in 2018, and I’ll gladly continue to pay the $11.99 a month for peace of mind.

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4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie Beta & 6 Reasons You Should https://www.gottabemobile.com/3-reasons-not-to-install-galaxy-note-9-pie-beta-6-reasons-you-should/ https://www.gottabemobile.com/3-reasons-not-to-install-galaxy-note-9-pie-beta-6-reasons-you-should/#respond Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:52:11 +0000 https://www.gottabemobile.com/?p=454305 4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie Beta & 6 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Trying the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta might be tempting, but many of you should avoid the beta and wait for the official release next year. After several years of limiting its beta program to flagship Galaxy S models, Samsung’s expanded the Galaxy Beta Program to the Galaxy Note 9, the company’s flagship […]

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4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 9 Pie Beta & 6 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Trying the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta might be tempting, but many of you should avoid the beta and wait for the official release next year.

After several years of limiting its beta program to flagship Galaxy S models, Samsung’s expanded the Galaxy Beta Program to the Galaxy Note 9, the company’s flagship Galaxy Note.

If you want to join the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta you need to signup for the program via the Galaxy+ app or the Samsung Members app. You also need to have a very specific Galaxy Note 9 model.

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta is currently limited to a few regions around the world including the United States. We expect the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta to expand to a few other regions, but most countries won’t get access to the early version of the software.

There are plenty of reasons to give the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta a shot on your device. For one, the update is packed with new features including the company’s new One UI (user interface).

Samsung’s Android Pie/One UI beta is a great way to get familiar with these features and to help Samsung catch bugs and performance issues ahead of the update’s official release in January, 2019. Trying early software isn’t for everyone though.

The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta is plagued with bugs and performance issues. If you depend on your device to get you through a day of work or class, you might want to keep it on Android Oreo. If you’re on the fence, allow us to help.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to try the Galaxy Note 9 Pie beta and the best reasons to skip it.

Install the Galaxy Note 9 Pie Beta to Help Samsung

Install the Galaxy Note 9 Pie Beta to Help Samsung

If you want to help Samsung improve the Galaxy Note 9's Android Pie update, think about trying the beta right now. 

Trying new features is great, but the main purpose of the beta is to help Samsung catch bugs and performance issues before they make it into the final version of the update. 

Samsung encourages beta testers to submit feedback to its engineers so that it can get to work on fixes. It's extremely easy to report issues and your feedback could help the company improve the update for millions of Galaxy Note 9 users worldwide. 

To send feedback about the Android Pie beta, you simply need to launch the Samsung+/Samsung Members and post your bug report(s) under the appropriate menu.

If you're sick and tired of dealing with or hearing about issues with Samsung's software, think about giving the beta a go on your Galaxy Note 9.

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